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Astros Crawfish Boil: October 23, 2015

News and notes from around the league, and at home.

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Astros News

Drellich: A.J. Hinch happy with Astros but could be attractive to Dodgers - Houston Chronicle
The immediate success of Astros manager A.J. Hinch in his second go-around as manager and his ability to bridge the gap from field to front office in the age of analytics could make him sought-after by other clubs as early as this offseason.

How The Houston Astros Can Take Another Leap Forward In 2016 — MLB — The Sports Quotient
For the first time in a while, it is now not totally embarrassing to call yourself a Houston Astros fan. The ‘Stros exceeded expectations across the board this year, going 86-76 and reaching the postseason for the first time since 2005.

Cesar Cedeño set to return to Greeneville Astros staff | WJHL
Cedeno returns to Greeneville for his fifth consecutive season, and his 16th as a coach with the Astros.

Astros announce 2016 minor league staff - Your Houston News: Sports
The Houston Astros announced today their minor league staff for the 2016 season. The Astros coordinators will be Paul Runge (field coordinator), Jeff Albert (hitting coordinator), Doug White (pitching coordinator), Mark Bailey (catching coordinator), Adam Everett (infield coordinator), Morgan Ensberg (mindset coach), Leon Roberts (roving outfield instructor), Josh Miller (complex coordinator-pitching), Brendan Verner (strength and conditioning coordinator) and Daniel Roberts (rehab coordinator).

Corpus Christi Hooks' Rodney Linares among skippers returning for Astros affiliates | News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball
Corpus Christi Hooks' Rodney Linares among skippers returning for Astros affiliates

News from around MLB

The Cubs will be right back, unless they won't -
Written from the perspective of someone who heard "Eh, the Niners will be right back next year" over and over and over again in 2013.

Blue Jays force Game 6, but 2015 is over for the Cubs -
Thursday's Say Hey, Baseball includes the Blue Jays surviving, the Cubs going home and a whole lot of Daniel Murphy.

Dodgers announce they have parted ways with manager Don Mattingly -
The Dodgers begin their search for a new manager.

Who will replace Don Mattingly as Dodgers manager? - True Blue LA
A few names to keep in mind as candidates to replace Don Mattingly as Dodgers manager.

MLB wants to end the extremely fun practice of teams spraying fans with champagne -
Something to consider: some of MLB's fans are minors.

The ALCS has caused an international library Twitter beef -
It's kind of like "A Tale of Two Cities," but for Twitter.

Bartolo Colon celebrates the Mets' World Series berth by pouring beer directly into a cameraman's ear -